His love for the Emirates sponsored team has caused him his life. His emotions and passion ran too high.

Dominic Ejimba could not bear it when his team conceded a goal midway into the second half of the game.

He slumped and died on the spot while his friends rushed him to a nearby hospital.

He was watching the game at a public viewing centre on the Owerri-Okigwe highway in  Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

The deceased, who was in his early 40s, was said to have supported Arsenal from his childhood.

The deceased’s brother, Francis Onwuka, confirmed the incident.

Onwuka said, “Dom is dead. He slumped while watching Arsenal and Stoke City match on Friday and could not make it to the hospital.

“It is unfortunate and saddening because he has left a very young wife and three little kids. His demise is quite painful.”

Police authorities say an autopsy will be conducted on Monday to ascertain the cause of death.